Team / John Huang
John Z.L. Huang, a founding partner of MWE China Law Offices (MWE China) and its managing partner, focuses his practice on creating practical, comprehensive solutions for a diverse array of multinational corporate clients.
Providing legal counsel in China for more than 20 years, John has handled numerous landmark cross-border transactions and disputes for Fortune 500 companies and well-known Chinese enterprises.
As the Chinese regulatory environment has evolved, John has also acquired first-hand knowledge of liaising with authorities at all levels of government. Whether related to compliance or competition issues, John has led multidisciplinary international teams in proposing, negotiating and achieving solutions for companies doing business within China.
Through handling numerous crises for companies often facing catastrophic penalties, John has developed the experience, systematic approach and legal sense necessary to navigate the difficult intersection of criminal law and compliance. In a number of cases - many of which have made national and international headlines - he has led teams in successfully responding to government raids, public relations emergencies and international political dilemmas. These cases, which are among the most challenging in the legal profession, have earned John a well-deserved reputation for providing pragmatic and effective legal solutions even in the most difficult circumstances.
John has also been nominated for, or, received numerous prestigious legal awards, including the State Council Subsidy Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of China's legal profession.
The affiliated firms of MWE China Law Offices and McDermott Will & Emery have lawyers educated and qualified in China, the United States and Europe. Together, the firms are able to staff Chinese cross-border projects with lawyers who are qualified and experienced in China and in the other country involved in the project.